Who We Are
HCW Hospitality is focused on providing outstanding experiences to each of our guests, whether attending an event in our modern conference centers or staying in our award-winning hotels. We’re here to help you to have exciting new adventures, and create lasting memories with every stay.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your experience is everything to us. We’re all about making sure your stay is amazing from start to finish.
Providing a warm and welcoming environment for each of our guests is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why our teams are dedicated to providing the highest level of service, whether you’re staying as our guest or attending an event at one of our conference centers. We also work to take the hassle out of event planning, so you can focus on what matters and leave the rest to us.
Originally founded in Branson, Missouri back in1992, HCW has built a strong reputation as one of the country’s leading property development and hotel management companies. Learn more about our history, team, and projects on our corporate site below.
Rick E. Huffman, CEO & President
Rick has been a leader in property development and management for over 30 years. With his partners, he has developed over $1.5 billion in real estate nationwide. He was also a driving force behind the development of the award-winning Branson Landing in Branson, MO, as well as numerous retail, multi-family, residential and hotel projects across the country. His experience and leadership has helped HCW Hospitality to grow into a nationally-recognized leader in hospitality management.
Bob Allen, Chief Operations Officer
Bob has led the growth and development of new projects within real estate sales and development, hospitality, and entertainment spaces for over 34 years. At HCW Hospitality, Bob creates dynamic marketing campaigns and sales promotions that generate sales, translating to increased profitability. Through organizing corporate divisions to facilitate long term growth, and overseeing financial analysis, budget development, risk management plans, and organizational productivity, he provides the insight needed to propel HCW Hospitality to new levels.
Barry Schwartz, EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Barry has served in both the public accounting and development sides of the hospitality industry. From 1999-2004, he served as CFO of Grandvista Resorts, a large firm that specialized in the vacation ownership industry owned by HCW. Barry graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and a Master’s Degree in Business. Administration from the University of Central Florida. Barry is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.